A while back busy-as-you-like theatre director and roundabout great gal Natalie Ibu ran a symposium at the most recent HighTide Festival. The topic of the day was the playwright and director relationship and what can go right, what can go wrong and more importantly the things we can do to avoid the bad and locate the good within these situations. Natalie emailed playwrights and directors she knew and collated them into one document and I was happy to be involved. It makes for interesting reading and I thought I’d share it with you via the PDF link below. All the playwrights and directors quoted draw from personal experiences but also flag up areas that they’ve been fortunate enough to avoid (myself included). Natalie’s provocation was a really healthy area to delve into, I thought, and going by the responses she collated I wasn’t the only one. More info from the day can be found here.